September 23, 2014

For Immediate Release

Jeff LaBar, Cinderella’s guitar player joined Izzy Presley on Another FN’ Podcast to talk about his new record “One For The Road”, which is available now via iTunes, Amazon, RAT PAK records, and Best Buy. Labar CD Cover

While talking about the record, LaBar tells stories about he and former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach ended up rooming together at the Moscow Music Peace Festival because then Skids drummer, Rob Affuso booted Bach from their room.

He also talked about how Tom Keifer gave him a 1959 Sunburst Les Paul, the horrible deal that was offered to Cinderella by Gene Simmons before they were signed which basically said that Gene would get all of the publishing, own everything, and all songs would be written or co-written by Simmons.

Jeff then went on to reveal the story of how he was pulled over by the police  in the 90’s on his way to visit his son, who was about 3 at the time, while smoking crack and carrying a couple bundles of heroine.  “The less Cinderella worked, the more heroine I did, and the more heroine I did, the more crack I smoked”. After a court ordered stint in rehab, he was clean.

LaBar had been clean for years until his hip replacement surgery in 2011, when his doctors gave him pain killers…and more pain killers.  Whenever he asked for more, they gave them to him.  He did a stint in rehab and has been off them since. He called doctors and pain managers “legal drug dealers”.

When asked if that is why he was able to get out and play 10 days after the surgery, LaBar replied “Absolutely”.  “I couldn’t walk but I could play guitar”.

Listen to the entire show here:

By Izzy Presley